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What can I add to my resume to pass screening?

Sukhrat

What will "boost" my resume if I am planning to apply to McKinsey in 2-3 months?

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Andrea
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replied on 02/24/2018
Former BCG decision round interviewer with 300+ real interviews in 8 years of interviewing

But the best recommendation that I can give is actually to “bypass” the resume screening by getting a solid referral. With referrals you still go through a soft screening, but is more about minimum thresholds rather than only top X of Y resumes get invited to interviews.

hope it helps!

andrea

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replied on 02/24/2018
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Hey Sukhrat,

Can you clarify what do you mean with your question? Are you referring to how to write your CV in the best way to enhance your chances to be shortlisted for an interview or are you referring to which (extra-)activities can you try to perform over the next 2-3 months to improve your CV?

If it's the second option, please check the thread below where I've addressed that question:

https://www.preplounge.com/en/consulting-forum/how-to-build-profile-for-mbb-1298#a2732

Best

Bruno

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replied on 02/24/2018
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Suhkrat,

"My question is basically is: what are examples of consulting projects I can do to add to my resume? Are there online resources or playgrounds I can accomplish in order to add it to resume?" >> I don't think you will benefit significantly from doing any online courses, as those will not be highly valued by McKinsey screening criteria anyway.

Try instead to get any (relevant) volunteer experience or do some consulting project at work/university if you can.

Best

Bruno

Andrea
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replied on 02/24/2018
Former BCG decision round interviewer with 300+ real interviews in 8 years of interviewing

Scoring criteria are (for non-experienced hires):

-school prestige correlated with degree type or major

-GPA

-prestige of internship companies and type of internship role

-leadership positions held at school or outside

-test scores (SAT, GRE, GMAT, LSAT, etc)

-awards and recognitions in academic/work fields

-extracurricular that show you are able to juggle between school commitments and intense time commitment outside school (e.g. track and field A team, chess master, etc)

depending how far out you are from graduation focus on the above in that order, or as close as you can.

good luck!

andrea